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I challenge students to question traditional norms of representation and the environmental wastefulness that is rampant in the field. By examining our ability to contribute to positive change, designers have the opportunity to help shape how a sometimes reluctant public interfaces with the most pertinent contemporary issues. At its best, education provides a springboard for design revolution, evolution and innovation and it is my privilege to be part of this transformation.

My goal as an educator is to foster and encourage present and future innovators in the field of design. Design education should begin with solid visual training and expand to encompass individual style and specialization. I encourage students to develop strong critical thinking skills and a keen interest in observation, as these are the abilities that prove invaluable in professional practice.

A successful educator has students who think independently and who routinely make connections between studio practice, critical theory and historical context.

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I encourage students to question traditional norms of representation and the environmental wastefulness that is rampant in the field. By examining our ability to contribute to positive change, designers have the opportunity to help shape how a sometimes reluctant public interfaces with the most pertinent contemporary issues. At its best, education provides a springboard for design revolution, evolution and innovation and it is my privilege to be part of this transformation.

My goal as an educator is to foster and encourage present and future innovators in the field of design. Design education should begin with solid visual training and expand to encompass individual style and specialization. I encourage students to develop strong critical thinking skills and a keen interest in observation, as these are the abilities that prove invaluable in professional practice.

A successful educator has students who think independently and who routinely make connections between studio practice, critical theory and historical context.